Bible journaling

Clothed with gladness #Biblejournaling

“You have turned for me my mourning into dancing. You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness.” Psalm 30:11   This little doodle was inspired from reading Psalm 31 in my quiet time. It seems like the perfect way to welcome the first days of spring. But what if it isn't spring-like… Continue reading Clothed with gladness #Biblejournaling

Bible journaling, Biblical Art, Book Reviews, Non-fiction, Quotes, Theology

Psalms Alive! (review)

Psalms Alive! by David Kitz My rating: 5 of 5 stars In Psalms Alive! author, pastor, and dramatist David Kitz takes us on a journey through thirteen selected psalms. In the Preface Kitz explains why he wrote the book: “For the past number of years I have been bringing the Psalms to life for audiences… Continue reading Psalms Alive! (review)

Bible journaling, Biblical Art, Quotes

Psalm 23 — a lifetime in my Bible margin #BibleJournaling

I’ve read Psalm 23 many times (perhaps you have too). And so when I saw that David Kitz gave it two chapters in his book Psalms Alive,* I was curious what he’d all find to say about these six familiar verses. After reading it, my chapters now have many red underlines. Several of those quotes… Continue reading Psalm 23 — a lifetime in my Bible margin #BibleJournaling

Bible journaling, Poetry

Promises for new beginnings #BibleJournaling

The day after Labour Day (that would be today) always feels like an end and a beginning: summer vacation has officially ended, the new school year begins. New brings excitement and anticipation. But it can also hold dread, worry, and anxiety, especially for students and their parents. Two passages that have meant a lot to… Continue reading Promises for new beginnings #BibleJournaling

nature, Objects, Poems by others, Poetry Friday

Poetry Swap Pocket

My last Summer 2017 Poetry Swap parcel arrived this week and I was quite bowled over by it. Linda Baie sure knows how to pack a lot of goodies into a little bubble mailer! She sent me—a pocket! How perfect for a habitual walker who is always grabbing for a tissue or a notebook or… Continue reading Poetry Swap Pocket

Book Reviews, Children's, Non-fiction

Joyful Inspirations (review)

Joyful Inspirations Coloring Book: With Illustrated Scripture and Quotes to Cheer Your Soul by Robin Mead My rating: 5 of 5 stars The Joyful Inspirations Coloring Book contains 90 square (8.75 x 8.75-inch) page spreads to color. The book's heavy white paper is printed on both sides. Many of the pages contain inspirational quotes—most from… Continue reading Joyful Inspirations (review)

Personal, writing

work

And so the work of writing a poem a day begins... work it starts with pen on paper it’s scribbles and cross-outs and trying again it’s squeezing eyes shut to focus it’s herding cat-thoughts into an orderly, logical line it’s silence no music, the door closed no one dropping into my office to chat it’s… Continue reading work

Bible study, Biblical Art, Book Reviews, Non-fiction

Complete Guide to Bible Journaling (review)

Complete Guide to Bible Journaling: Creative Techniques to Express Your Faith by Joanne Fink My rating: 5 of 5 stars Before I got this book, I had only a vague idea there was such a thing as Bible journaling and no idea how to go about it or what a movement it had become. But… Continue reading Complete Guide to Bible Journaling (review)

Personal, writing

NPM ’16 – What I learned

The entire quote from which the above is taken: "One of the few things I know about writing is this: Spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time. Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book, or for another book, give it, give it… Continue reading NPM ’16 – What I learned

writing

Poetry wants a day off (NPM ’16-Day 25)

Poetry wants a day off Spring wind is chill today. Words refuse to come out to play. There seems to be nothing left to say. It must be Monday. The clock keeps ticking—no delay The days creep on in their rigid array. I will send my muse a fresh bouquet for a better poem on… Continue reading Poetry wants a day off (NPM ’16-Day 25)